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Spaghetti Dinner Raises Cash For Glendale Heights Bonfire Burn Victim

Brooke Hamilton was fresh from a visit to see her little sister, Autumn in Loyola Hospital's burn unit when she spoke to NBC 5 Friday.

"She looks great," Brooke said. "Day-by-day, good things happen, she had physical therapy today."

Autumn is one of four seriously burned teens injured in a Glendale Heights bonfire explosion last month.

"I would do just about anything for her," Brooke said of Autumn.

The Hamiltons have the support of many. Autumn’s grandpa, Greg Vanmeter, organized a spaghetti dinner fundraiser Friday night at the Glendale Heights VFW where he’s been commander for 25 years.

"I’ve got all the faith in the world," he said.

Rraffles and T-shirt sales will translate to medical bill payments for Autumn.

Since the tragedy, red ribbons have been tied around trees all over the Lombard community and at her Glenbard East High School.

But all the communities are supporting the burn victims.

"My school even put up the red ribbons, and Glenbard East is one of our rival schools," cousin Nila Bashqawi said.

Supporters have contributed significantly to Autumn’s GoFundMe page as well.

"I’m gonna tell her I love her every time I go in there," Brooke said. I tell her everything everyone’s doing for her. All the donations, charity events, all the fundraisers, from the car wash to this , to the Moose lodge."

""It means the world and I know if she were up she’d want to say thank you so much to everyone and tell them how much she loves them," she added.

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